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The arbitration deadline has passed, and there were a few interesting A's-related developments:

a.) The team declined to offer arbitration to Frank Thomas and Alan Embree.

b.) The Diamondbacks and Phillies decided against offering Adam Dunn and Pat Burrell arbitration. Although both players were Type A free agents, any team may now sign them without yielding any of their own draft picks.

Does that make either player more attractive from your point of view? Is the team perhaps more likely to engage them? Neither player is a good defender, although they both have first-base experience and might be less of a liability at first base than they are in left field.

Please vote below!